Saturday, January 30, 2016


Saturday, March 19, 2016 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The next quilt-a-thon sponsored by the UUAC, First Parish in Sherborn, and the Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild is set for Saturday, March 19th.

Volunteers usually arrive around 9 a.m., enjoy coffee, water, refreshments and a lunch hosted by the church, work hard on the projects at hand, enjoy one another's company, catch up with friends and make new acquaintances, and wrap up activities around 4 p.m. 

There will be tasks needing the talents of those who like to hand stitch, measure and cut fabric squares, pin quilts to backings, machine stitch or hand tie quilt tops, and add labels by hand. If you don't know how ... we'll teach you!

The efforts of the 22 volunteers who gathered at the Jan. 18 event resulted in work on more than 20 quilts. 12 beautiful quilts were completed. Those were either finished that day or had been dropped off by volunteers who finished a quilt or two at home. Several volunteers took quilts home to put on bindings and the like.

Our youngest quilter that day was young Sage Lafleur who would be celebrating her 11th birthday in a few days. What a great experience to kick-start what might become a lifelong passion!

Sage learns how to lay out the
side pieces to her quilt top.
Cris had her select the light and
dark fabric squares for her first
quilt project. Nice job!

Here's young Sage at her mom's
machine. Sage turned 11 this month!
She'd been to sewing camp, but this was the first time
she tried her hand at learning the art of quilting, with
guidance from coordinator Cris Crawford.

Whatever your skill or talent, please be sure to join in on the fun. It's all for a wonderful cause.

SPECIAL NOTE: There may be one more quilt-a-thon for this church year which will be held in Easton, Mass., so keep checking back here for updates about that event.

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